2012 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show: Blueshift Audio Bike Speakers
Blueshift Audio is a new company here in Portland that is producing a front rack mounted speaker for your bike. They come in a small and large version, and a full launch via Kickstarter is in the works. The small version, pictured above, uses a waterproof driver, and is built using a water tight sealed box to keep the electronics inside dry. Cost is $300.
Details past the jump.
Here is how the box looks mounted to a fork via their house designed rack.
The internals (shown here) are powered off a generator hub (not included), and make use of both an amplifier from a cell phone circuit, and a series of capacitors to keep the speaker pumping out the jams while you are at a stoplight. And because the speaker doesn’t require much power, that generator hub will easily run your front and rear lights still.
The large version of the speaker should come in at about $500. That front rack it’s mounted on was custom made by the folks at Ti-Cycles. And, the larger version includes a bit of extra storage as well.
The rack even includes a handy quick release letting you take the BlueShift speaker off without hassel. Plus, using a wall outlet power adapter allows you to keep the tunes going off the bike. Oh, and the system will charge your iDevice from the front hub as well while cruising down the road.
Interested? Check our their website at Blueshiftbicycles.com